Green, fast locomotives coming to region

Read the full story in Great Lakes Echo. Greener trains are coming to the Great Lakes region. Technically, they’re locomotives. That’s the part of the train that does the pushing or the pulling. The Siemens Chargers, which are due to arrive by fall, meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s “tier four” standards. Tier four is the …

Trump’s Budget Would Eliminate A Key Funder Of Research On Coastal Pollution

Read the full story from NPR. For 51 years, a small federal program has been paying scientists to keep American waterways healthy. It's called Sea Grant — part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and President Donald Trump's proposed budget for next year would eliminate it.

23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back in Trump’s First 100 Days

Read the full story in the New York Times. President Trump, with help from his administration and Republicans in Congress, has reversed course on nearly two dozen environmental rules, regulations and other Obama-era policies during his first 100 days in office. Citing federal overreach and burdensome regulations, Mr. Trump has prioritized domestic fossil fuel interests …

E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board

Read the full story in the New York Times. The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump administration to shrink the agency’s regulatory reach by reducing the role of academic research. A spokesman for the E.P.A. administrator, …

Chicago mayor Emanuel posts EPA’s deleted climate change page

Read the full story at Politico. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to the Trump administration pulling down its website detailing information about climate change: putting up his own. The new section of the City of Chicago’s website, launched this weekend, pulls data from the archived Environmental Protection Agency page, noting, “while this information may not be …